Physicians

CURRICULUM VITAE
CRAIG L. LEVITZ, MD


EDUCATION
Cornell University- College of Arts and Sciences
B.A., Cum Laude with Academic Distinction in all subjects, 1988
Awards and Honors
Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Deans List all semesters

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
M.D., 1992
Award and Honors
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
William Munns Memorial Award for outstanding performance in orthopaedic surgery
NIH Student Research Fellowship
IFOPA Fellowship

ACADEMIC POSITIONS AND TRAINING
1/1/04
Chairman and Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, South Nassau University Hospital

9/02-present
Chairman of the Medical Board, South shore surgery center, Lynbrook NY

9/02-present
Lead Faculty,Smith and Nephew Global Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement Surgeon Training

8/02-present
Chief Sports Medicine, Knee and Shoulder Service, South Nassau Hospital, Oceanside, NY

8/02-present
OR committee South Nassau Hospital

1/1/04-present
Performance Improvement Committee South Nassau Hospital

2/99-present
Director, South Nassau Center for Cartilage Repair

08/98-present
Orlin-Cohen Orthopaedic Associates, Rockville Centre, NY
Director Knee and Shoulder Center
Attending physician Long Island Jewish, Northshore University, Mercy, South Nassau Hospitals

08/97-07/98
Fellow, American Sports Medicine Institute, Birmingham, AL. Director James Andrews and W. Clancy

06/92-6/97
Resident/Asst Clinical Instructor, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

09/01-present Major League Baseball Panel of Physicians
09/01-present Team physician, Lynbrook High School
08/99-08/01 PGA tour physician
02/98 Spring training medical staff Tampa Bay Devil Rays
02/98 Spring training medical staff Cincinnati Reds
08/97-8/98 Assistant team physician, Auburn University
08/97-8/98 Assistant team physician, Birmingham Barons AA professional baseball
08/97-8/98 Team physician, Pell City High School
08/97-8/98 Assistant team physician, Birmingham Bulls professional hockey
11/95-05/97 Assistant team physician, University of Pennsylvania Men's and Women's Basketball

Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, Diplomate of the ABOS

Added Certification in Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, AANA

Added Certification in Sports Medicine, AOSSM

Member American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopic Association of North America, American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine

CORPORATE POSITIONS
02/99-2/02 Scientific Advisory Board, Oratec Interventions

10/01-present Scientific Advisory Board, Smith and Nephew Orthopaedics

08/94-6/97 Division of Health Information Systems, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania- Paid consultant in designing and implementing the hospitals conversion to a computer driven order entry system

4/96-6/97 Research and Education Foundation, Piscataway NJ,- Medical Consultant

RESEARCH POSITIONS
06/93-06/94
Orthopaedic Research Fellow, Mckay Laboratory of Orthopaedic Research, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Carl T. Brighton lab director and principal investigator

05/91-08/91
NIH Student Research Fellow, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Department of Human Genetics and Molecular Biology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia/ University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

05/87-09/87
Merck Research Fellow, Dept of Endocrinology, Merck and Co.. Rahway, NJ

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS PRESENTED AT NATIONAL MEETINGS
Levitz, CL. Minimally invasive unicompartmental arthroplasty-Surgical Rationale and Technique. Minimally invasive and new technologies in Surgery, Naples, FL. November 2002

Levitz CL. The Management of Full-Thickness Cartilage Defects Using a Simple Algorithm. 2001 meeting of AANA, Seattle, WA. April, 2001

Levitz CL. The mini-patella bone graft ACL reconstruction: A way to avoid patella femoral pain. 2000 meeting of AANA, Miami, FL. April 2000

Levitz CL. The Use of Viscosupplementation in the Management of Arthritis. Hips and Knees in Cabos,Mexico June 1, 2000

Levitz CL, Andrews JR, Dugas J. The use of thermal capsulorrapphy in the management of labral detatchments in elite throwing athletes. 2000 Specialty Day Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. March 18th, 2000

Andrews JR, Dugas J, Levitz, CL. Instructional Course Lecture on radiofrequency applications in the shoulder. 2000 meeting of the AAOS, Orlando, FL

Andrews JR, Levitz CL, Dugas J. AAOS symposium on thermal capsular shrinkage in the shoulder. 2000 meeting of the AAOS, Orlando , FL

Levitz CL. The use of ultrasound bone stimulation in the management of fractures. Special session, 2000 meeting of the AAOS, Orlando, FL

Levitz, CL. New advances in the treatment of osteoarthritis. Senior Expo, NY,NY. 6/99

Levitz CL, Andrews JR. The use of arthroscopic thermal shrinkage in the mangement of internal impingement. Arthroscopy Association of North America, April 1999

Levitz CL. Advances in the use of thermal shrinkage. Special session at the Arthroscopy Association of North America, April 1999

Levitz CL. Indications for cartilage transplantation and treatment alternatives. Carticell training course, Queens, NY, February, 1999

Levitz CL. A new approach to patella femoral pain using Protonics. AAOS, 1999

Levitz CL, Andrews JR. The use of arthroscopic thermal shrinkage in the mangement of internal impingement. International Baseball Course, Birmingham AL, January, 1999

Levitz CL. Indications for cartilage transplantation and treatment alternatives. Carticell training course, Huntington, NY, Oct 1998

Seldes R, Garino J, Levitz CL, Fitzgerald RJ. A new technique for high tibial osteotomy. 65th annual meeting of the AAOS, March 1998

Levitz CL, Bozentka DJ, Bora FW. The value of EMG/NCV in the evaluation of carpal tunnel syndrome. 64th annual meeting of the AAOS, March, 1997

Levitz CL, Reilly PJ, Torg JS. The pathomechanics of chronic, recurrent cervical nerve root neurapraxia : A revised concept, 62nd annual meeting of the AAOS, February 16-21, 1995. The above abstract has also been presented at the following:
AOSSM specialty day meeting, February 19th, 1995
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society spring meeting, April 9, 1995

Levitz CL, Lotke PA, Karp JS. Long term changes in bone mineral density following total knee replacement. Knee society specialty day meeting, February 19th, 1995. The above abstract has also been presented at the following at the 12th annual Smith-Nephew Richards Resident's meeting, August 28-30, 1994.

Levitz CL, Naranja RJ, Brighton CT. The role of platelet-derived growth factor and transforming growth factor beta in mechanical strain induced bone cell proliferation, Transactions of the 41st annual meeting of the orthopaedic research society, February 13-16, 1995.

Levitz CL, Naranja RJ, Brighton CT. The role of growth factors in mechanical strain induced bone cell proliferation, BRAGGS annual meeting, October 14-18, 1994 .

Naranja RJ, Brighton CT, Levitz CL, Gupta R. Is osteoblast proliferation in response to mechanical stress linked to a tyrosine kinase? Transactions of the 41st annual meeting of the orthopaedic research society, February 13-16, 1995.

Levitz CL, Cohen RB, Zasloff MZ, Kaplan FS. The role of prostaglandins in the pathogenesis of fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, International Symposium on Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva, September 25-26, 1991, Philadelphia, PA.

Visiting Professorships and Awards
Shoulder hero award winner presented by body1.com for outstanding contributions to the field of shoulder surgery

Knee hero award winner presented by body1.com for outstanding contributions to the field of knee surgery

Levitz CL. The use of thermal energy in the shoulder in 2003. Westchester Medical Center, Westchester, NY June 2003

Levitz CL. Advances in Arthroscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures, St. Barnabis Hospital, Paramus, New Jersey, April 2003

Levitz CL. Advances in Knee and Shoulder Surgery, St. Barnabis Hospital, Paramus, New Jersey, December 2001

Levitz CL. Advances in Knee and Shoulder Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY January 2001

Levitz CL. Advances in Knee and Shoulder Surgery, Danbury Medical Center, Danbury, Connecticut November 2000

Levitz CL. Advance in Knee and Shoulder Surgery. Merck Continuing Education program. Approximately 100 lectures across the United States

PUBLICATIONS
Levitz CL, Andrews JR. The use of arthroscopic thermal capsullorhaphy in the management of internal impingement in baseball players. J of Arthroscopy, July 2001

Wilk KE, Andrews JR, Levitz CL, Hurd W: Elbow Injuries In Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, eds. Schenk RC, Barnes RB eds, AAOS, 2000

Levitz CL, Okereke E. Nerve Disorders of the Foot: Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome and Interdigital Neuroma. In Clinical Orthopaedics; Craig ed. Pp. 899-903

Levitz CL, Reilly PJ, Torg JS.The pathomechanics of chronic, recurrent cervical nerve root neurapraxia: A revised concept. Am J Sports Med 25(1), p. 73-76, 1997

Zhuang H, Wang W, Tahernia AD, Levitz CL, Luchetti WT, Brighton CT. Mechanical Strain-Induced Proliferation of Osteoblastic Cells Parallels Increased TGF-B1 mRNA. Bioch Biophys Res Comm 229, p. 449-453, 1996

Levitz CL, Lotke PA, Karp JS. Long term changes in bone mineral density following total knee replacement. Clin Orthop Rel Res 321, p. 68-72, 1995

Levitz CL, Iannotti JP. Overuse injuries of the shoulder. In "Repetitive Motion Disorders of the Upper Extremity", eds Gordon SL, Blair SJ, Fine L, Rosemont Ill, AAOS, p. 493-506, 1995

Della Valle C, Levitz CL, Bora FW. Health care utilization and attitudes towards health insurance. Am J of Orthopaedic Surgery 24(6), p. 483-487, 1995

Cohen RB, Hahn GV, Tabas JA, Peepers J, Levitz CL, Zasloff MZ, Kaplan FS. The natural history of heterotopic ossification in patients who have FOP. A study of 44 patients. JBJS(A) 75(2):215-219, 1993

Hahn GV, Cohen RB, Wozney JM, Levitz CL, Zasloff MA, Kaplan FS. A bone morphogenetic protein subfamily: chromosomal localization of human genes for BMP 5, BMP 6, and BMP 7. Genomics 14(3) 759-62, 1992

Lane, JL, Goldberger M, Levitz CL. What's New In Orthopaedics?. Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons, January , 1992

Levitz CL, Esterhai JL Jr. Future directions for research in musculoskele tal infection: Host defenses. In"Musculoskeletal Infection" ed. JL Esterhai, Jr.,Chicago, AAOS,1991

Levitz CL, Esterhai JL Jr. Future directions for research in musculoskeletal infection: Therapeutics. In"Musculoskeletal Infection" ed. JL Esterhai, Jr., Chicago, AAOS, 1991

Levitz CL, Cohen RB, Zasloff MA, and Kaplan FS.The role of prostaglandins in bone formation, UPOJ 8, 1991.

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